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Isotoma 'Fairy Footsteps'

A low-growing perennial, forming an 6cm tall carpet of foliage. Throughout summer it bears small, starry, light blue flowers. Suitable for ground cover or a rock garden

Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Campanulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Isotoma can be annuals or perennials, with pinnately lobed leaves and long-tubed, salver-shaped flowers

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Rock garden
  • Ground cover
  • Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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